An open letter to anyone who manages the RSS feed for a scientific journal
To y’all’er’um it may concern,
I really appreciate what you do. Checking the RSS feeds for my favorite scientific journals is the first thing I do, every morning; it’s how I find out about the latest publications in my various interests. That being said, when I come back from lunch and you do this:
I’m much more likely to click this:
Than if, every couple of hours, you did this:
So let’s work together to ensure that the maximum number of articles from your journal get read. Spread out the RSS updates. Thank you.
~Your snarky, neighborhood Southern Fried Scientist
(And yes, I do have separate subscription folders for journals that dump 50+ articles at once and journals that post 1 or 2 at a time)